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North American Studies



September - February 


1 year



The North American Studies programme takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of the United States, with a particular emphasis on examining key aspects of American history, culture, and literature, from a historical perspective. It offers the possibility of researching large-scale or more specific topics in the history, literature or culture of the U.S. While the programme focuses on the U.S., you will also explore the role the U.S. plays in the region and in the world.


Graduates find employment in fields that require general academic training and skills for which an extensive knowledge of U.S. history, politics, or culture is required. Career options include teaching, journalism, politics, government, publishing, translation and research.

Best preparatory bachelor’s

A bachelor’s degree in American Studies, or in the field of humanities or social studies with a focus on American studies.

English proficiency**

IELTS: 6.5 / TOEFL internet-based: 90

Faculty of Humanities

1 & 2

year master’s programmes


master's students


International master's students




EU/EEA student tuition fee*


Non-EU/EEA student tuition fee

* This tuition fee is per year and only applies if this is your first master’s programme in The Netherlands
** English language proficiency requirements are subject to change. Please check our website for the updated English language proficiency requirements. You can find the exact language requirements and more detailed language requirements per programme under each programme description. Also check our website for detailed information on the types of English tests accepted and the equivalent scores for IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge English tests.
NOTE: Tuition fees are subject to change. Please check online our updated tuition fees.